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And he said to her, “Please give me a little water to drink; for I am thirsty.”

And she opened a skin-bottle of milk and gave him a drink, and covered him. Bible

“skin-bottle.” A “bottle” or container made from animal skin. [For more on skin-bottles, which were usually made from the skins of goats, see commentary on 1 Sam. 10:3].

“skin-bottle of milk.” Showing hospitality and going above and beyond what was asked. There may also be a kind of mother image going on, because in Judges 5, Deborah is referred to as a mother and Sisera’s mother is waiting for him to come home.


Commentary for: Judges 4:19